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					         Invitation to submit an expression of interest for
    national mentoring scheme for young and emerging artists
This is an invitation to submit an expression of interest to the Australia Council for the Arts, to
run a new national mentoring scheme.

You may submit an expression of interest as a single organisation or in partnership with
other organisations.

Background

Mentoring for young and emerging artists is a cross-arts initiative – to be successful in your
expression of interest you must address delivering mentorships across theatre, dance, music,
visual arts, literature and interdisciplinary arts practice.

Assessment criteria of expressions of interest applicants

       An organisation with a national or international presence or influence.
       A leading innovator that consistently stretches artform practice.
       An acknowledged centre of excellence in its particular forms of practice.

Is my organisation a contender?

You will need to make a case that you have the organisational capacity and resources to
deliver a national mentoring program.

You will need to be an incorporated organisation and have a solid reputation in the arts sector
for delivering high quality programs and demonstrated experience working with both young
people and with established arts practitioners. Experience and a track record in delivering a
national program are also desirable.

Do I want to be a contender?

If your expression of interest is successful and the Australia Council invites you to make a full
tender, you will be required to submit a detailed two-year Business Plan for the program. This
is a four year initiative; the successful organisation will be offered an initial two year contract
with the option to extend for a further 2yrs.

In considering this invitation it is recommended that you are mindful of what applying for such
a large national program will entail and the workload implications of creating this Business
Plan

What do I submit as my expression of interest?

The following information should be provided:

   1. Your business case
   You will need to make a convincing case outlining why you consider yourself to be well
   positioned to deliverer a national mentoring scheme, based on your organisation‟s
   achievements and realistic aspirations.
  2.    Your people
  This should include short biographical information about the key people to be involved and
  the role they occupy.


  3.    Your financials
  This should include information of the funding that your company received in 2008 from all
  government sources (local, state and federal), and your company‟s 2006 and 2007
  turnover.

Other options

You may apply as a single organisation or in partnership with other organisations

The information must be in no more that four A4 pages in total. You must use a standard
font no smaller than 10 pt and margins of at least 2 cm.


Timeline

Expression of interest submitted     By 30 January 2009
EOI assessed                         By 6 February 2009
Results notified                     By 10 February 2009


For further information contact either Michelle Silby, Program Manager (Dance), by email at
m.silby@australiacouncil.gov.au or by phone on 02 9215 9164. OR Andrew Donovan, Acting
Executive Director (Arts Funding) by email a.donovan@australiacouncil.gov.au or by tel 02
9215 9124.

Proposals must be emailed with the subject heading “National Mentoring expression of
interest” to m.silby@australiacouncil.gov.au as an attached document that can be opened
with Microsoft Word 2007. It must be received no later than close of business on 30
January 2009




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Opportunities for Young and Emerging Artists (OYEA) is a new government initiative that will provide
$6.6m over four years (2008-09 to 2010-11) to build skills and experience for young and emerging
artists. This money has been allocated to several initiatives, one of which is the National Mentoring
Program. We are seeking expressions of interest for one of the components of this program,
Mentoring for Young and Emerging Artists which is outlined in further detail below.

Mentoring for young and emerging artists will:

            Offer mentorships of 10-12 months duration to young and emerging artists to enable
             artistic and professional skills development
            Involve an external organisation or organisations to facilitate the introduction of young and
             emerging artists to the most appropriate mentors, key organisations and developmental
             resources
            Provide a unique opportunity for young artists to focus on their practice, plan their career
             development, and assists them to establish a professional career in the arts
            Foster dialogue amongst young and emerging and established artists leading to the
             creation of new work, both within a specific genre and across artforms.
            Ensure the participation of a range of young and emerging artists across artform sectors
             and in particular artists from Indigenous or diverse cultural backgrounds.


Financial implications:

       Budget year           2008-09        2009-10       2010-11       2011-12      Total
       Program costs         $495k          $555k         $591k         $734k        $2.375m

       Leveraged Funds
       Total                 $495k          $555k         $591k         $734k        $2.375m

Background

Mentoring for Young and Emerging Artists seeks to develop the professional skills and expertise of
young and emerging artists, and help them build their professional connections and networks. To date
diverse mentoring approaches in a variety of artforms have occurred. This program aims to build on the
successes of previous initiatives and mentoring programs including: SPARK (Dance, Theatre, Inter-
Arts), EPIC (Community Partnerships), Write in your face (Literature), Story of the future (Literature),
and Buzz (Music). While previous incarnations established good foundations, the Mentoring for Young
and Emerging Artists program is based on a more co-ordinated national approach to mentoring that will
enable:

            a broader geographic and cross-artform scope to mentoring programs, enabling greater
             diversity of learning and networking opportunities as well as a greater diversity of
             participants
            facilitation of a wider set of exchanges between emerging and established artists –
             accelerating the development of young and emerging artists
            greater opportunities to work and collaborate in emerging and cross-disciplinary practice
            a holistic approach across Council that will embed prior learning, and build a critical mass
             of engagement to a national mentoring program for young and emerging artists.

Evaluation

Mentoring for Young and Emerging Artists will be required to report against a set of established
indicators as well those which are specifically identified by the successful tender.
The established indicators are:

            Number of works presented which feature and/or have been created by young and
             emerging artists
            Number of opportunities created that develop the professional skills and expertise of young
             and emerging artists
            Number of new works created by young and emerging artists that either incorporate new
             technologies or facilitate interdisciplinary practice


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            Number of activities that build young and emerging artists professional connections and
             networks
            Amount of leveraged funding secured from partners to deliver project
            Total audiences and attendances at presentations of young and emerging artists work

This set of evaluation criteria is aligned with some of the Councils strategic priorities:

            Artists income levels
            Greater appreciation of the arts
            Business and philanthropic involvement in the arts
            Knowledge centre on the arts in Australia
            National impact of the Australia Council



The outcomes desired from Mentoring for Young and Emerging Artists include:

            Greater engagement with the wider artistic community for young and emerging artists
            Increased partnership opportunities identified for young and emerging artists, and
             increased involvement from sources such as business sector and community organisations
             in funding young and emerging artists
            Accelerated involvement of regional and diverse young and emerging artists due to
             Mentoring for young and emerging artists opportunities
            Greater links to state resources and funding opportunities established for young and
             emerging artists
            Development of opportunities to showcase work of young and emerging artists
            Well regarded new works created as a result of mentoring and networking opportunities
             enabled by Mentoring for young and emerging artists
            Skills developed from mentoring opportunities that lead to more sustainable artistic
             practice beyond the life of program and increased future employment opportunities

The Australia Council is also interested in establishing a framework for long term evaluation of the
outcomes for participants in this program.




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The Framework for OYEA

Collaboration between all divisions of Council has resulted in a strong and cohesive framework for
implementing the OYEA initiative, one that will maximise the long-term national impact of the initiative
itself, and the Australia Council‟s commitment to young and emerging artists.

Summary of all OYEA Initiatives

Arts Organisations
Two OYEA initiatives will be developed encouraging collaborations between the major performing arts
companies and key organisations of the Australia Council.

   Young and Emerging Creative Residencies (Arts Organisations), for creative
    producers/directors and performing artists.
   Young and Emerging Commissions (Arts Organisations), for the creation of new work resulting
    in workshops and presentation of new works created and/or performed by young & emerging
    artists.

Artists-Run-Initiatives
Artist-run-initiatives (ARIs) play a crucial role in the arts sector by providing critical infrastructure
support to enable young and emerging artists to contribute to the creation of contemporary Australian
art. These spaces offer professional development opportunities, foster artistic innovation within a
supportive network of peers, and engage in cross-artform and artistic practices, including sound art and
media arts projects. Many ARIs work collaboratively offering artist exchanges, residencies and
mentorships.

   Artists-Run-Initiatives – Professional Development Programs (Arts Funding) is managed by
    the Visual Arts Board and will focus on supporting the development of artists‟ professional skills,
    building their professional connections and networks, and encouraging increasing numbers of art
    school graduates to develop their professional practice.
   Artists-Run-Initiatives – Business Capacity Building Guide (Arts Development) is
    comprehensive online guide will be produced on how to establish and manage an ARI, and
    provide young and emerging artists with the skills to facilitate their own opportunities for creation
    and presentation of their work, through practical advice and guidance. The guide will include case
    studies of successful ARIs, and a comprehensive listing of existing ARIs and other organisations
    that may provide assistance and/or partnership/mentorship opportunities. It will also include
    profiles on emerging producers/curators who are interested in working with artists, in order to make
    connections between producers, artists and spaces. The production of the guide will be managed
    by Market Development.

National Mentoring Program
The OYEA initiative has a strong focus on mentorships for young and emerging artists, building on and
expanding programs from earlier years. The National Mentoring Program includes three distinct
components:

   Mentoring for Young and Emerging Artists (Arts Funding) addresses the OYEA objective of
    seeking projects that develop the professional skills and expertise of young and emerging artists,
    and help them build their professional connections and networks. To date diverse mentoring
    approaches in a variety of artforms have occurred. This program builds on the previous successes
    and current infrastructure created by the existing initiatives and mentoring programs including:
    SPARK (Dance, Theatre, Inter-Arts), EPIC (CP), Write in your face (Literature), Story of the future
    (Literature), and Buzz (Music). While these previous incarnations have established good
    foundations, the Mentoring for Young and Emerging Artists program is based on a more co-
    ordinated national approach to mentoring that will enable:
          a much broader geographic and cross-artform scope to mentoring programs, enabling
             greater diversity of learning and networking opportunities as well as a greater diversity of
             participants
          facilitate a wider set of exchanges between emerging and established artists –
             accelerating the development of young and emerging artists
          greater opportunities to work and collaborate in emerging and cross-disciplinary practice
          a holistic approach across Council that will embed prior learning, and build a critical mass
             of engagement to a national mentoring program for young and emerging artists.
    This program will be managed by Arts Funding.


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   Producers - the next generation of arts professionals (Arts Development), managed by
    Market Development, will develop and train the next generation of arts professionals. This
    mentorship program supports a group of young producers, agents, gallery dealers and right‟s
    managers through an eighteen month placement with one of Australia‟s senior arts professionals.
    The program will develop their skills and understanding of research, selling rights, negotiating
    contracts, facilitating tours and developing commissions, exhibitions, presentations, residencies
    and sector collaboration for the artists they will represent in the future.


   Indigenous Picture Book to Performance (Arts Development) is a project of The Little Big Book
    Club whereby an unpublished picture book manuscript is selected and simultaneously developed
    into a picture book, theatrical production and e-book as an audience development strategy.
    Managed by Market Development, the project will focus on encouraging emerging Indigenous
    writers and illustrators by working with established artist mentors. An Indigenous publisher will be
    selected to produce the book and an Indigenous company or artists will work on developing the
    work into performance. Simultaneously an e-book will be developed that would be bi-lingual, in
    English and an Indigenous language(s).

Splendour in the Grass - Interdisciplinary Arts Residential Laboratories (Arts Funding – Inter-
Arts)
Splendour in the Grass is an annual music, arts and youth culture festival in northern New South
Wales. The festival attracts more than 20,000 people.

The partnership with Splendour in the Grass involves:
   bi-annual artist residencies exploring conceptual risk-taking and interdisciplinary arts practices with
    a group of six experienced young artists and four senior practitioners from a range of backgrounds
    including dance, literature, music, theatre, and visual arts
   Splendour in the Grass commissioning up to five high-calibre, festival ready, new works annually
    that have emerged from the residencies. These works are exhibited and/or performed at the
    festival.

This cross-artform project will be managed by Inter-Arts and will develop the professional, technical
and conceptual skills of young and emerging artists. It aims to expose participating artists to a range of
national and international industry representatives and networks, and engage young artists with a
significant youth market. In the long term the initiative creates potential for participating artists to on-sell
their work to other festivals and venues with equally significant youth markets.


The Program 2.0: Online Professional Network and Audience Development (Arts Development)
Audience expectations have significantly changed in recent years. Many people want interactive and
„unmediated‟ participation in creative activities, often seeing themselves not only as the consumer but
also the producer of content. At the same time, the arts sector is experiencing increased financial
pressures and there is a need to generate more earned and private sector revenues, develop a
diversity of audiences, and find fresh ways of engaging with the public.

The Program 2.0 works across artforms in an online open community to provide:
   a public-facing, social network space in which young audiences can engage with all aspects of the
    Australian arts.
   an industry-facing platform, providing services for arts professionals and practitioners, allowing
    them to network, collaborate, and utilise shared data.
   a central digital repository for all data relating to organisations, venues, practitioners, events and
    audiences.

While The Program 2.0 has a broad constituency, it incorporates key elements to support greater
engagement between youth arts and new technologies and to support young and emerging artists build
their professional connections and networks online. This initiative will be managed by Market
Development and the implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the OYEA initiative will
be overseen by a cross-Council project team.




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Timeline
 OYEA Program                  2008-09   2009-10   2010-11   2011-12
 Arts Organisations
 Y&E Creative Residencies
 Y&E Commissions
 Artist Run Initiatives
 Prof Development Program
 ARI Guide
 National Mentor Program
  Core Mentoring for Y&E
  Producers
  Indigenous Picture Book TP
 Splendour in the Grass
 The Program 2.0




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